Archives for February 2015

Understanding Same-Sex Attraction [VIDEO]

The video below makes the claim that human sexuality is more fluid than many believe. It's a controversial point since it challenges the thesis that homosexual desire is a fixed component of individual identity, what in theological terms represents a profound shift in anthropology, and in sociological terms is known as 'gay self-identified.' It is important to remember that at any one term … [Read more...]

The Conflict Between ‘Charismatic’ and ‘Academic’ Theology Not New in Orthodox Christianity

By John G. Panagiotou In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul writes to his spiritual son Timothy about the “deposit of faith” (in Greek, paradosis) which has been handed down from Christ to His Apostles, to their disciples and to their successors.1 What is this “deposit” in its essence? The Apostle tells us this is the “Good News” or “Gospel” … [Read more...]

The Coming of Medical Martyrdom

Source: First Things By Wesley J. Smith Doctors don’t take the Hippocratic Oath anymore, and haven’t for several decades. The oath’s ethical proscriptions against participating in abortion and assisted suicide cut against the contemporary moral grain, leading medical schools to dumb it down or dispose of it altogether in order to comport with modern sensibilities. Still, … [Read more...]

Wesley J. Smith: Hospice, Defend Yourself!

I was waiting for this. A couple of years ago I passed a hospice facility in Naples and it occurred to me that the only thing that keeps it a place where people in the stage of dying preserve their intrinsic human dignity is the attitude of their care-givers. The commitment and qualifications of the hospice workers to the dignity of their patients is what makes the hospice a place of light and … [Read more...]

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